This was an amazing feat. The protesters were arrested on suspicion of “aggravated trespass”, whatever that means, but they made their point.
The north face of the Eiger,
This female team of climbers
The climb was one of protest,
11th July 2013 – headline from the Guardian
Notes: “Greenpeace activists climb London’s Shard.” A group of activists from Greenpeace on Thursday scaled the Shard, the tapered 310m glass tower next to London Bridge station, as a protest against oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. In a later statement, Greenpeace said the Shard was chosen because it was in sight of the three London bases of the energy giant Shell, which is involved in offshore drilling in the Arctic. When the climbers reached the top of the building they aimed to “hang a huge work of art that captures the beauty of the Arctic”, it added. The statement continued: “Shell is leading the oil companies’ drive into the Arctic, investing billions in its Alaskan and Russian drilling programmes. A worldwide movement of millions has sprung up to stop them, but Shell is refusing to abandon its plans.”
- Greenpeace protesters scale The Shard in London over Shell’s Arctic drilling plan (independent.co.uk)